Sep 9, 2010 12:54pm
Re: c'mon Lou, Lighten up
I saw that earlier and stuck it out on a listserv. Here's what I have gotten so far:
Interesting question, [TOOTMO]. If she were to RECORD a cover of a song, that would be subject to a compulsory license under section 115 of the Copyright Act. Most live performances are handled by the performance rights organizations such as BMI and ASCAP, but I don't think that the license there is compulsory.
Of course she could've sang the song. And faced any consequences for doing so. But that'd be a different drama altogether. Regardless, they'd've come out very, very far ahead monetarily. Frankly, I'm a bit confused as to why the network's attorneys didn't clear the use ahead of time...
But here's the BIG-BIG question: Do we think Reed expected them to NOT go on with the show after telling them "No" with less than 2 hours to
What I don't understand is how is that different from Jerry covering a Beatles tune or any band doing a Zeppelin cover during a show at the spur of the moment?
I'll let you know if I actually get a response that answers more questions than it raises---effin lawyers for ya!